Reading Material, 2009 Liberty Camp
26 Aug 2009

The participants of the 2009 Liberty Camp are asked to read the following material before arriving at Bohinj...

ALL days and ALL sessions
- The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, 2008, SAGE Publications, pp: 295-307.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lecture: The Philosophies of Freedom by Aleksandar Novaković
- Fareed Zakaria: A Brief History of Human Liberty
- Benjamin Constant: The Liberty of Ancients Compared with that of Moderns
- Lord Acton: The History of Freedom in Antiquity (excerpts)
- Tibor R. Machan: Why Modern Liberalism is in Retreat
- James M. Buchanan: The Soul of Classical Liberalism
- Aleksandar Novakovic: The Philosophies of Freedom (lecture thesis)

Lecture: Philosophical and Historical Roots of Liberty by Bernard Brščič
- Norman P. Barry, “The New Liberalism,” British Journal of Political Science. 13, 1. (Jan., 1983), pp. 93-123.
- Ludwig von Mises Institute, What is Austrian Economics?

Lecture: The Rule of Law, Property Rights and the Free Society by Bernard Brščič
- Richard M. Ebeling, “Free Markets, the Rule of Law, and Classical Liberalism,” The Freeman 5, 54 (May 2004), pp: 33-42.

Discussion: The Proper Role of Government by Tanja Štumberger
- David Boaz, “The Roots of Libertarianism,” in Libertarianism: A Primer (New York: The free Press, 1997), pp: 27-58.
- Rand, Ayn, “Man’s Rights,” The Virtue of Selfishness, pp: 65-72.
- Murray Rothbard, “The State,” in The Libertarian Reader (New York: The Free Press, 1997), pp: 36-41.
- Herbert Spencer, “The Right to Ignore the State,” in The Libertarian Reader (New York: The Free Press, 1997), pp: 149-53.

Discussion: Private Charity versus the Welfare State by Matej Kovač

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lecture: Economic Roots of Liberty by Miroslav Prokopijević
- Friedman, Milton. “The Relationship of Economic and Political Freedom,” Capitalism and Freedom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002), pp: 7-21.

Lecture: Markets and Morality by Bernard Brščič
- Jesús Huerta de Soto, “The Ethics of Capitalism,” Journal of Markets & Morality 2, 2 (Fall 1999), pp: 150-63

Guest Lectue: Size of Government and Economic Growth by Andrei Illarionov, Cato Institute
- Andrei Illarionov, "Friedman and Russia," Cato Journal, vol. 28, no. 1, Winter 2008.

Lecture: Economic Crisis and the Demise of Capitalism by Bernard Brščič
- Richard M. Ebeling, “The Current Economic Crisis and the Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle,” The Freeman 5, 58 (June 2008), pp: 4-5.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Discussion: Self-interest and Pride as a Virtue by Tanja Štumberger
- David Kelley, “A Philosophy for the 21st Century,” in The New Individualist (October 2007), pp: 41-49.
- Robert James Bidinotto, “The Revolutionary Philosophy of Atlas Shrugged,” in The New Individualist (October 2007), pp: 32-39.

Discussion: Why the Worst Get on Top by Miroslav Prokopijević
- Caplan, B. 2007.“The Myth of the Rational Voter, Princeton UP,” In praise of the study of folly. pp. 205-9.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lecture: History and Danger of Socialism: Return to Tribalism by Aleksandar Novaković
- Ludwig von Mises: Socialism – An Economic and Sociological Analysis (Ecerpts)
- F.A. Hayek: The Road to Serfdom, Chaps.: 2, 3, 12, and 13.
- Joseph T. Salerno, Why Socialist Economy Is Impossible

Discussion: The Nature of a Liberal Democracy by Aleksandar Novaković
- Paul Gottfried, “On Liberal and Democratic Nationhood,” the Journal of Libertarian Studies 10, 1 (Fall 1991), pp: 1-10.

Discussion: Why is Socialism Economically Impossible? by Miroslav Prokopijević
- Mises, L. 1998. “The impossibility of economic calculation under socialism,” in Human Action, (Auburn: Mises Institute), pp. 698-715.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lecture: Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: Facts and Lessons by Rado Pezdir
- Laar M.: Little country that could. Center for research into post-communist economies. New series no. 19. London. 2002. (excerpt)
- Pezdir R. : Thirteen years of gradualism - inhibiting transition in Slovenia?. Post-communist econ. (Print), 2006, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 51-68.

Discussion: From Socialism to Bogus Capitalism by Rado Pezdir
- Mrkaić M., Pezdir R.: Transition and Political Markets: Post-War German versus Post-Socialist Slovenian Reconstruction. Economic Affairs, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 58-64, December 2007.
- Nozick R.: Anarchy, State and Utopia. Blackwell publishing. 2001.

Discussion: National Interest: An Enemy to Liberty by Primož Kocuvan

Lecture: Institutions and Growth by Marijana Bađun
- North, Douglass C., "Economic Performance through Time," American Economic Review, 1994, vol. 84, issue 3, pp: 359-68.

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Optional Readings

- Buchanan, James M., “What Should Economists Do?” What Should Economists Do? (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1979), pp. 17-37.
- Andrei Illarionov, "Friedman and Russia," Cato Journal, vol. 28, no. 1, Winter 2008.
- Hayek, Friedrich, “Economics and Knowledge,” in Hayek, Individualism and Economic Order, pp. 33-56.
- Kirzner, Israel M., “Hayek, Knowledge, and Market Processes,” Perception, Opportunity, and Profit, pp. 13-32.
- Scalia, A. “Economic Affairs as Human Affairs,” in Toward Liberty. Ed.
- Boaz, D., 2002 (Washington D.C: Cato Institute), pp. 329-336.
- Schumpeter, Joseph A., “Hayek, Knowledge, and Market Processes,” The Theory of Economic Development, pp. 74-90.

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